Popular scientist Michio Kaku talks about possibilities of the future
- Published: October 27, 2014
Michio Kaku the theoretical physicist can talk to a room full of Harvard graduate students about string theory. And Michio Kaku the popular scientist can talk to a room full of grade school students about how an ice skater can spin forever. His ability to grasp the complex and translate it to a child is one of the reasons he will appear this Thursday as a lecturer in the annual Wittenberg Series at Wittenberg University.
His talk, entitled “How Science Will Revolutionize the Next 20 to 50 years,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Wittenberg’s Pam Evans Smith Arena. It is open to the public.
Kaku has appeared as a guest on the Discovery Channel, The Science Channel, BBC-TV, and Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show,” as well as the host of several radio programs of his own. His most recent book, “The Future of the Mind,” as well as previous books, “Physics of the Impossible” and “Physics of the Future” are New York Times bestsellers. Kaku often talks about outer space (large-scale physics) and quantum mechanics (small-scale physics) in his trademark language for the common scientist. The topics of his talks include black holes, the search for extra-terrestrial life, time travel, the future of space travel and the nature of consciousness. His singular highest aim is to find the answer to the Theory of Everything — which would allow us to, as Einstein put it, “read the mind of God.”
The Michio Kaku lecture is sponsored by the Fred R. Leventhal Family Endowed Lecture and the IBM Endowed Lecture in the Sciences.
Read more about the event in this week’s News.